GLSA 200406-09 - Horde-Chora: Remote code execution
Posted on: 06/15/2004 04:28 PM

A Horde-Chora update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Horde-Chora: Remote code execution
Date: June 15, 2004
Bugs: #53800
ID: 200406-09

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Chora allows remote code execution and file upload.

Background
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Chora is a PHP-based SVN/CVS repository viewer by the HORDE project.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/horde-chora < 1.2.2 >= 1.2.2

Description
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A vulnerability in the diff viewer of Chora allows an attacker to inject shellcode. An attacker can exploit PHP's file upload functionality to upload a malicious binary to a vulnerable server, chmod it as executable, and run the file.

Impact
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An attacker could remotely execute arbitrary binaries with the permissions of the PHP script, conceivably allowing further exploitation of local vulnerabilities and remote root access.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of Chora:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-www/horde-chora-1.2.2"
# emerge ">=net-www/horde-chora-1.2.2"

References
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[ 1 ] e-matters Advisory
http://security.e-matters.de/advisories/102004.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-09.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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